Radio in Colombia

Radio in Colombia started in the early 1920s when a group of radio amateurs and enthusiasts brought the first receivers to the country,[1] mostly in order to listen broadcasts from Europe and the United States. Broadcasting started in September 1929, with state-owned HJN, predecessor of Radiodifusora Nacional de Colombia, and privately run La Voz de Barranquilla (HKD).[2][3]

As of 2011, Colombia has three major national radio networks: state-run Radiodifusora Nacional de Colombia and private networks Caracol Radio and RCN Radio, with hundreds of affiliates. These networks appeared in the 1940s.[4]

There are other national networks, including Cadena Super, Todelar, Organización Radial Olímpica, and Colmundo, among others.


  1. ^ Merayo Pérez, Arturo; Gómez Concha, Rodolfo (2007). "La radio en Colombia". La radio en Iberoamérica: evolución, diagnóstico, prospectiva (in Spanish). Comunicación Social. p. 138; 461. ISBN 84-96082-49-0. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ Eduardo Árias. "Septiembre 5 de 1929 - Colombia al aire - Comienza a emitir la HJN". Semana. Retrieved 25 April 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Daniel Camporini. "Historia de la radio en Colombia". Colombia para todos. Retrieved 25 April 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Reseña histórica - radio". ASOMEDIOS. Retrieved 23 April 2011.